The news was announced Saturday morning on the AC/DC facebook page:
Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young.
Malcolm, along with Angus, was the founder and creator of AC/DC.
With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band.
As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary he was a perfectionist and a unique man.
He always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted.
He took great pride in all that he endeavored.
His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed.
As his brother it is hard to express in words what he has meant to me during my life, the bond we had was unique and very special.
He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever.
Malcolm, job well done.
Along with his brother Angus, Malcolm helped found one of the most iconic rock bands of all time. Complete with it’s own unique brand of heavy guitar, drums, and wailing vocals.
Malcolm’s legacy of being a phenomenal guitarist, songwriter, performer, producer, will like his music, stand the test of time.
Malcolm’s family confirmed he was suffering from dementia back in 2014.